Posted on Tuesday 23 May 2017
“I am sure everyone in Gateshead is shocked and deeply saddened by the events in Manchester last night. Our thoughts go out to everyone who has been affected by this horrific incident. In particular we are thinking about those Gateshead families who may still be waiting for information about their loved ones.
"To show our support and to offer our condolences for those caught up in this tragic event, we will be lighting the Gateshead Millennium Bridge tonight and tomorrow night in the colours of the union flag.
"We have made this gesture too many times in response to other atrocities over the last twelve months, but once again it feels like it’s not enough, nothing can convey the depths of our sympathy and sadness.”